as amended, Rendon.
begin deleteWell stimulation treatments: emissions. end delete
(1) Existing law authorizes the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation to regulate the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. Existing law generally vests the State Air Resources Board with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution, and air pollution control and air quality management districts with the primary responsibility for the control of air pollution from all sources other than vehicular sources.
This bill would require an air district to establish an emission standard
for methane from a well stimulation treatment, as defined, and to issue a permit to an owner or operator to enforce that standard. The bill also would require the emission standard to include
begin delete requirements on the owner or operator to monitor the well stimulation treatment for methane leaks.end delete
By adding to the duties of air districts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would require the state board or an air district, as appropriate, to install monitoring stations near any site approved by the division for a well stimulation treatment, as specified. By adding to the duties of air districts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) Existing law makes a violation of any rule, regulation, or order of the state board or an air district a misdemeanor. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 42100) is
2added to Chapter 3 of Part 4 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety
3Code, to read:
For purposes of this article, “well stimulation treatment”
9has the same meaning as in Section 3157 of the Public Resources
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, a district shall do
18both of the following:
19(1) Establish an emission standard for methane from a well
P3 1(2) Issue a permit to an owner or
2operator to enforce the standard adopted pursuant to paragraph
4(b) The emission standard adopted pursuant to
5shall include requirements on the owner or operator to monitor the
6well stimulation treatment for methane leaks.
Section 3160.5 is added to the Public Resources Code,
The State Air Resources Board or an air pollution
18control or air quality management district, as appropriate, shall
19install monitoring stations near any site approved by the division
20for a well stimulation treatment. A monitoring station shall be
21equipped to monitor for all of the following:
25(d) Dichlorodifluoromethane.end delete
29 Ethyl acetate.
P4 1 Propane.
4(n) Trichlorofluoromethane.end delete
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
26Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
27a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service
28charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or
29level of service mandated by this act or because costs that may be
30incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred
31because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a
32crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction,
33within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or
34changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6
35of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.